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War Machine (2017)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama, War | 26 May 2017 (USA)
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An idiosyncratic general confronts opposition from enemies, allies, and bureaucrats while leading a massive rebuild operation in Afghanistan.

Director:

David Michôd

Writers:

Michael Hastings (book), David Michôd (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Pitt ... Glen McMahon
Daniel Betts ... Simon Ball
John Magaro ... Cory Staggart
Emory Cohen ... Willy Dunne
RJ Cyler ... Andy Moon
Topher Grace ... Matt Little
Anthony Michael Hall ... Greg Pulver
Anthony Hayes ... Pete Duckman
Nicholas Maude ... British Officer
Paolo Gasparini Paolo Gasparini ... Plotti Balotti
Andrew Byron ... Vladislav Melnik
Alan Ruck ... Pat Mackinnon
Nicholas Jones ... Dick Waddle
Griffin Dunne ... Ray Canucci
Aykut Hilmi ... Afghan Bureaucrat
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Storyline

A general from the US is sent to Afghanistan to 'clean' the situation up after eight years of war in the country. He finds himself amongst tired soldiers and disillusioned politicians eager to leave. In this situation he feels his mission is to 'win' the war, something deemed impossible by everyone around him. Written by anton-osgard

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From the producers of the Big Short comes a story about the politics of war. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Pushto

Release Date:

26 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Operators See more »

Filming Locations:

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates See more »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Anthony Hayes' also worked with writer/director David Michôd in Animal Kingdom (2010) and The Rover (2014). See more »

Goofs

President Hamid Karzai's name is mispronounced by Ben Kingsley who is playing him. Should be Haamed not Hameed which is a different name even though both names are transcribed in the same way as Hamid from Pashto they are written differently in Arabic. See more »

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Sean Cullen: [voiceover] Ah, America. You beacon of composure and proportionate response, you bringer of calm and goodness to the world... What do you do when the war you're fighting just can't possibly be won in any meaningful sense? Well, obviously, you sack the guy not winning it and you bring in some other guy. In 2009, that war was Afghanistan, and that other guy... was Glen.
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Israelites
Written by Desmond Dekker
Performed by Desmond Dekker & The Aces
Courtesy of Trojan Recordings Ltd., a BMG Company
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Waiting For It To End Like The Real War
26 May 2017 | by brechtjustinSee all my reviews

Not exactly good, not exactly bad. If you don't have anything else to watch, go for it. It's trying to be funny, but it cant be because of the seriousness of it all. Its like someone wrote a serious war movie, then the script was given to a satirist who just simply couldn't pull it together. The movies narration was meant to be the guiding voice of reason among madness. Unfortunately it was like having a high school student interested in politics give his two cents about the meaning of it all. This movie would have been better released around April fools than Memorial Day weekend.


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